Issue details

20/00012 - Temporary arrangements for Transfer Station Services for Folkestone & Hythe municipal waste



Kent County Council is the Statutory Waste Disposal Authority for the County managing the disposal of Waste Collection Authority’s kerbside collected waste, delivered to Transfer Station facilities throughout Kent.


Due to the completion of the East Kent Waste Partnership, this transfers the title of recyclable waste to KCC in January 2021. KCC needs to plan for the receipt, bulking and haulage services for kerbside waste collected within Folkestone & Hythe District Council as the limited existing facility is no longer available within the District.


The waste categories and tonnages involved, require extensive permitting arrangements at sensitively located facilities in the east of the County to mitigate the need for Waste Collection vehicles to exceed administrative areas.


The Contract will be for temporary services whilst KCC considers a bid for capital funding for a Transfer Station to be constructed within the District. The Transfer Station services will facilitate segregation and management of the waste to avoid the use of landfill as a disposal option and maximise recycling levels.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than two Electoral Divisions;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 13/01/2020

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Due to commercial confidentiality and sensitivity the successful bidder’s prices will be protected in any future reports.

Decision due: Not before 11th Feb 2020 by Cabinet Member for Environment
Reason: In order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days in accordance with statutory requirements

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Environment

Lead director: Simon Jones

Department: Growth, Environment & Transport

Contact: David Beaver, Head of Waste Management and Business Services 03000 411620 Email:


The proposed decision was considered and endorsed at the Environment and Transport Cabinet Committee on 23 January 2020.

Financial implications: Indicative contract expenditure is funded identified through the medium-term financial plan

Legal implications: Provision of such disposal services is a statutory obligation under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and other such legislation

Equalities implications: An EQIA has been carried out and no equalities implications have been identified. The DPIA assessment reflects that there is no collection of personal data.


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